Mirror mirror on the wall................
Let me just say that you MEN have it easy. As a matter of fact- guys, just delete this post. Unless you want to win some prizes for your significant other, which of course is really sweet and will score you big points. We ladies don't want you to know that we have to work this hard for our good looks. We wake up looking like this. With holiday parties in full swing and New Year's Eve just around the corner, we're about to talk primping, toning, extending, curling, brushing, whitening, tanning, polishing and poofing. What is poofing? I don't know but at 39 yrs old I'm sure I need to be doing that too.
So many cool deals in this post. I told all of the shop owners that we want to be super pretty but we don't want to be broke. They're making it happen for all of you Kirkland Blog readers so get out there and support our local businesses and thank them for participating!
Haute Philosophy Salon- 118 Central Way-HOLIDAY BLOWOUT BASH on Friday 12/16 5-9pm. This new salon is offering FREE shampoo/blow-dry-styles and makeup applications all evening. Drinks and appetizers too. Score- get there early- first come first served! There will also be additional services that evening at special prices, such as : $8 paraffin hand treatments, $10 styles w/curling iron or smoothing iron, $20 Awapuhi Keratin treatments (usually $40).
All day long they will have holiday gift packages for 50% off that day. Men's cut/hair treatment valued at $41 for $20, women's haircut/Keratin treatment valued at $78 for $35, color glosses, full foils and more. 425-828-4247
Penterra Spa at The Heathman Hotel- 220 Kirkland Ave-The holidays are stressful so don't forget to relax and indulge YOURSELF in the relaxing safehaven of Penterra Spa. So many awesome services to choose from like a seasonal Pumpkin Spice Facial or their signature massage with Chakra gemstones, which are a few of their December specials.
*Do you need a spa treatment? Head to theHeathman's Facebook page and tell them why you need to be pampered this holiday season.* One lucky reader will win a complimentary treatment at Penterra! Which of these sounds most heavenly to you?
If you're feeling too guilty to buy for yourself, you should know that thru 12/24 if you buy $250 in gift certificates, you receive a $50 gift card. 425-284-5855. Thank you Penterra Santa. ;-)
EyeCandy-200 Central Way- You can have the lashes that can knock over an elf with one swift wink. And say farewell to those annoying tubes of mascara and hello to some eyelash extensions. Bonus-Eyecandy also does make-up applications- *mention the Kirkland Blog* when you book and get half off your make-up for the fun events on your calendar between now and the end of the year. Just $20 ($40 value). 425-587-1133
Rock Star Tan Bar- 216 Park Lane- Did you think all you could do was tan here? Think again. If you are feeling pale and crackle-skinned from our winter weather, you're going to love this special package. A red light therapy bed helps the body product collagen and elastin. Typically you go for 20 minute sessions three times a week. This Kirkland Blog deal is $99 for one month unlimited and also includes use of the hydration station and spray tanning. You'll be feeling supple but looking hot for the New Year's parties for sure. Waxing and tanning bed services are offered as well. No appt necessary.
My Flawless Tan-123 Lake St Ste 103-You don't have to airbrush your photos-just airbrush yourself! Lots of unique and customized services to take advantage of here- sugaring, threading, airbrush tanning and airbrush make-up application to name a few- and they are open 7 days a week so you can be fabulous any time you want. So- here are the deals! *Mention the Kirkland Blog* and get.... $30 single airbrush make-up application (airbrush foundation, traditional MAC make-up, false lashes if desired). Get a full-body personalized airbrush tan for $20 (single session) for your upcoming event. You can also get a single area threading service for $10. Threading? Yes- it is an ancient Indian form of hair removal using cotton thread that does not pull or damage skin and is safe for any age or skin type (available Sun/Mon only). With purchase of $50 or more you will score a free Pure Illumination lip gloss. Call for appt 425-208-2284
Tiffany St. John SkinCare-143 Park Lane, Suite 204-Tiffany does my facials and I've always been scared to tell you about her. I was worried because she's awesome and if you all found out, then you might book her calendar up and she won't have time to fit me in anymore. Trust me, you will be relaxed with healthy glowing skin when you walk out. Here's the deal: Enjoy a seasonal Gingerbread Exfoliating Facial for 70 minutes! This exfoliating treatment is customized for your skin- it refines texture and follicle size while leaving you radiant, thanks to glycolic acid, proteolytic enzymes and unique spherical dissolving beads. A relaxing face, neck and shoulder massage with antioxidant serums restore your youthful glow. Also includes a hand massage with warm sugarcane lotion followed by a hand paraffin dip to soothe and hydrate dry winter hands. Holiday special $80.
*Mention the Kirkland Blog* when you book your appt and receive one full sized cleanser for your skin type and 2 free samples of your choice (Vitamin C, Glycolic, Retinol, etc). Just don't take MY appt time! 206-261-2022. These offers are good thru 1/15/12.
Fly Fitness- Beauty is about taking care of your whole body. I know you may not be able to get in shape by that party Saturday night, but it's never too late to start trying. Traci at Fly is a professional kick-your-butt-into-shape warrior (ever so kindly). Here are some holiday gift packages that you can give and get some freebies for yourself too! EVERYONE who purchases a gift package and *mentions the Kirkland Blog* receives 2 FREE classes. Shabam! Get on it. 425-522-4408
Basic Package w/t-shirts: 1 class/1 tee shirt $45, 5 classes/1 tee shirt $120, 10 classes/1 tee shirt $210, 20 classes/1 tee $375. Fly Packages: 5 classes, 5 1/2 hr pvt sessions and a fly t-shirt $330, 10 classes, 10 1/2 hr pvt sessions and fly t-shirt $625 Superfly Package: 20 classes, 20 personal training sessions, Fly sweatshirt, Fly t-shirt, water bottle, yoga mat $1200.
Mermaid Extensions- 14 Lakeshore Plaza- Ready for some thick fabulous holiday hair? Mermaid is the onlyhair extension salon in Washington. They use real hair and have two different kinds of techniques. Fusion which is done strand by stand and takes a few hours, or the "Instant Mermaid" which takes less than an hour so you can make it to all the other appts you have to make from this post. :-) Consults are free. And if you *mention the Kirkland Blog*, you can get one free 'bling' extension- a piece of tinsel in your hair! How cool (feathers are so yesterday...) Closed Sun & Mon. Call ahead for your tinsel to make sure they can get you in. My girls just got some and think it is the coolest! (photo) 425-827-5664
Trendz Nail Bar- 7 Lake Street- Shellac it, baby! You want your hands to look good while gracefully gripping your peppermint martinis this season, so they need to be able to withstand the harshest conditions. Trendz was one of the first in Kirkland to offer this popular service that promotes nail growth, strengthens nails and lasts at least 14 days. No chipping, cracking or splitting- and they guarantee the service. *Mention the Kirkland Weblog* and get a shellac manicure (solid color) and a pina colada pedicure for just $55. Expires 12/31. 48 hr cancellation req'd. 425-968-5078
Spa Krista- 10 Lakeshore Plaza-A yellow smile is never a pretty one. But modern technology can fix that too! In addition to lashes, massage, airbrush tanning, facials/peels, waxing/tinting, you can also get your teeth whitened at SpaKrista. After much research, they carefully selected the DaVinci teeth whitening system for their clients to enjoy a gentle treatment with exceptional results in just 60 minutes. A little organic plant and mineral based gel combined with a whitening light and a licensed technician will erase those pesky coffee stains in a jif. *Mention the Kirkland Weblog* and you will get this $249 service for $99 thru 12/31. 425-298-4575
Herban Wellness- 103 Lake St. South- There are all-natural ways to beautify yourself too. Katya over at Herban Wellness was telling me about her Fabulous Facial Oil ($10) that combines the most nourishing hydrating anti-aging oils, jojoba oil and rosehip seed oil, for dry and sensitive skin. Or how about some Healthy SkinTea that is gently detoxifying and mineralizing? This helps support all of the organs of detoxification, the skin being the largest organ, and lessens inflammatory responses. The first person to go into Herban Wellness and *mention the Kirkland Weblog* will win a FREE package of healthy skin tea ($5.50 value). 206-330-2171.
I hope you guys enjoy all of your pampering services and are feeling your best this holiday season! Special thanks to all of the local businesses that helped make this fun and also to Lacie of Posh by Lacie Powell for teaming with me on this holiday series of posts. She is an awesome resource for all of your personal styling needs so don't forget her when you need a little help. She has a great blog too! Please make a point to keep it local as you are finishing up your shopping and primping and poofing. Merries to you all. xoxo j